For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Contact: Victoria R. Coley

443.758.6077 | [email protected]


Prosperity, SC — Today, Independent Women’s Voice announced that Chad Connelly (R-SC) has signed the ObamaCare Repeal Pledge. Connelly is a candidate for Congress in the special election in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional district.

"Chad Connelly’s decision to take Pledge shows he gets it when it comes to health care,” said Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO of Independent Women's Voice. “This clearly demonstrates to voters his commitment to the full and complete repeal of ObamaCare.”

“Chad understands the harm that ObamaCare has already caused through increased premiums and costs, and a decreasing quality of care,” added Higgins. “ObamaCare means bigger government. It means less freedom. It means people have less choice and control in their health care decisions. And all of this will continue to grow worse if ObamaCare isn’t turned back.”

"I'm fully committed to repealing ObamaCare once and for all," said Connelly. "It's past time that we replace ObamaCare with a consumer-focused, free market-based alternative that puts patients in the driver's seat."

"The Repeal Pledge was designed as a litmus test to help the American public understand which candidates and office holders are serious about repeal, versus those who claim to be but won't actually take action," continued Higgins.  "With this commitment, Chad Connelly passes that test."

The Repeal Pledge is a project of Independent Women's Voice, a 501(c)(4) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

For more information on The Repeal Pledge, including a complete list of signers, please visit


Independent Women's Voice is a 501(c)(4) fights for women and families by expanding support for policy and political campaigns that advance prosperity, freedom, and greater choices. IWV is an affiliate organization of the Independent Women's Forum.